Public interest legal work, especially work related to veterans experiencing, and at-risk of experiencing, homelessness, is a passion for Richard. To him unequal access to justice is one of the gravest sins of our society. Previously Richard has worked with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (St. Paul, MN), the Center for Disability & Elder Law (Chicago, IL), Philadelphia Legal Assistance (Philadelphia, PA), and the Homeless Advocacy Project (Philadelphia, PA). Of all his positions Richard has held as a law student, he has worked strongly in order to advocate on behalf of veterans from Minnesota to Chicago to Philadelphia. Richard joined the MAP staff in January 2017 as an Assistant Director to help further establish and foster the organization’s Veterans Administrative Law practice. He holds a B.A. in History & Legal Studies from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is currently a student at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. In September 2017, Richard will become a full-time MAP staff member as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.